For Stephanie Nielson, sitting on her Utah porch surrounded by her family isn’t just a nice way to spend an evening: it’s miraculous.
In 2008, Stephanie and her husband, Christian, were in a plane crash that left one dead and the couple in a coma with severe burns on their bodies. Seven years later, not only have both survived, but they’ve moved to Utah, were able to have another child and they built “Fox Hill,” their dream home in Utah Valley named after a fox spotted near the property.
Stephanie recently let TODAY come by for a visit to the nearly-completed home, and like the Nie Nie Dialogues blogger, it is magical.
On spending her first night in her dream home: “It was amazing! I remember the first night in the house, my 11-month-old daughter woke up in the middle of the night and I went to get a bottle made and walked into the kitchen and literally I gasped with delight. Our windows face to the west, and Fox Hill sits above our city and the lights below twinkled. It was a surreal moment for me and one I will never forget. I remember thinking that I was so happy and grateful to be there that I would be happy to get up anytime during the night for any reason.”
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.